Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is an internet talk show where our host (Galifianakis) and special celebrity guests trade barbs and insults. Below see US President Obama, actors Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Ben Stiller plus singer Justin Bieber go head to head with the stand up comedian and actor. Of the 5 guests can you guess which is our No.1?
But first who is Zach Galifianakis? As one of America’s hottest stand ups he created this comedy chat show series in 2008 and it quickly caught fire after being hosted on Will Ferrell’s comedy site Funny or Die. A year later he landed his most famous movie role to date starring alongside Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms in the hit comedy The Hangover. The movie won a Golden Globe for best comedy in 2010. That same year, Galifianakis had a memorable role in the Oscar-nominated George Clooney film Up in the Air.
As the show title suggests, host Zach sits with his guests between two potted ferns. The set intentionally resembles a low-budget amateur production for public-access television, with on-screen graphics containing deliberate comical errors. For example, in a 2014 episode, Brad Pitt‘s name is spelled “Bart Pit” and his film 12 Years a Slave — the winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Picture — was titled “12 Years a Salve.”
Galifianakis often asks his guests bizarre, inappropriate or insulting questions. Episodes often include a segment in which Galifianakis awkwardly interrupts his guests to promote a sponsor’s product—examples include bananas, the video game Need for Speed: Shift, and (most frequently) Speed Stick deodorant. Several episodes also feature a button placed on a table between Galifianakis and his guest which, when pressed by Galifianakis, does various things such as play music or drop slime from the ceiling.
Below are Grintage’s Top 5 Between Two Ferns Interviews with Zach Galifianakis:
5. Zach sits down with Ben Stiller to talk about a possible sexual remake of “Meet the Fockers”
4. Steve Carell from “The Office” sits down with Zach where they discuss “Dinner for Schmucks”.
3. Zach Galifianakis sits down with Justin Bieber for an interview no one will ever forget.
2. U.S. President Barack Obama sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his most memorable interview yet
- Brad Pitt sits down with Galifianakis for possibly the funniest celebrity interview of all time!